Mehmet Tatli
Graduate Research Assistant
Focus: Raman Spectroscopy studies of botryococcene hydrocarbons of the B race of Botryococcus Braunii
Group: Dr. Timothy Devarenne

Phone: 979-845-2600
Fax:     979-845-9274
Office:  N218B-103 Bio&Bio
            N220-103 Bio&Bio

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Research Interests:

My research interest is focosed on Raman spectroscopy studies to understand the structure of the botryococcene hydrocarbons produced by the B race of Botryococcus braunii. The project will entail purifying all isomers of botryococcene from the B race, analyzing their structures by GC/MS and NMR, and determining the specific Raman spectroscopy signatures for each isomer. These characteristic Raman signatures of each molecule will be mapped in a live B. braunii colony using confocal Raman spectroscopy to understand biosynthesis and distribution of botryococcenes within the colony.

Last updated:  06 January 2013